Most borders remain closed for leisure travel at the moment and while we wait optimistically for the situation to improve, why not take the time to explore our own backyard? It can be just as rewarding as going abroad and besides, it helps local businesses thrive and keeps that wanderlust at bay. Singapore has plenty of experiences, attractions and dining options that will make you feel like you are in another country. These new discoveries will offer a fresh take on what many of us have taken for granted.
From fun and wacky to informative and artsy, Singapore Airlines’ Pelago curates a host of intriguing experiences and adventures that will connect you with global and local culture, and help unlock newfound appreciation for the Little Red Dot. Think of Pelago as a travel magazine that you can book: highly curated and visually inspiring with the trust and quality of Singapore Airlines.
Through these experiences, Pelago hopes Singapore residents can take a break, reconnect with family and rediscover themselves as well as the city we all call home.
Bonus: First-time users of Pelago receive a 10% discount with the code “PELAGOWELCOME10” (terms and conditions apply). What’s more – you can earn and redeem your KrisFlyer miles on bookings with Pelago.
For art lovers: Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom exhibition
Get ready to be awed by the breathtaking, majestic glass artwork by renowned American glass artist Dale Chihuly in this tour. Nestled within the verdant tropical setting of Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay, you can experience landmark installations such as Moon – which has not been exhibited since its debut in Jerusalem in 2000, and Setting Sun – a piece designed specially for Singapore. Make your way around the outdoor gardens before heading into the cooled environment of the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome conservatories. Here, you can marvel at, among others, the nearly 10m-tall Cloud Forest Persians – a series first exhibited in 1986 at the Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.
For thrill-seekers: KF1 Karting Circuit at Kranji
Live out your dreams as a Formula 1 racer by burning the rubber at this go-cart circuit – Singapore’s only indoor racing track. Rope some friends and fuel your need for speed along the 960m-long CIK-certified track by F1-track designer Hermann Tilke, as you hit speeds up to 50km/h. With an F1-inspired lighting system and a track that’s filled with winding turns, it’s sure to be a hair-raising experience.
For a romantic getaway: Evening cruise on The Royal Albatross
Nothing says romance more than an intimate sunset dinner on board a luxury superyacht. This tour offers a delicious three-course meal on the upper deck of the ship. From here, you can take in magnificent views of Singapore’s skyline. Guests depart from Resorts World Sentosa and sail past scenic beaches, before manoeuvring through the Southern islands of St John’s and Lazarus. If you arrive early, you can view the lower decks and meet the crew who operate this unique superyacht.
For wholesome family fun: Bee Amazed Garden at Kampung Kampus
Go off-the-beaten track with this educational and fascinating tour of a bee farm with your kids, where you get to learn all about the differences between bees, wasps and hornets. Along with tips on how not to get stung, you will be educated on bee behaviour and how honey gets made. It wraps up with a visit to the beehive observatory, where you can try your hand at becoming a real-life beekeeper.
For nature enthusiasts: Night walk in a rainforest
When the sun goes down, a host of creatures come alive. Learn all about these nocturnal species on guided tour through a cool rainforest. Learn to spot and identify a variety of nighttime wildlife such as fruit bats, owls, scorpions and snakes. Guides will instruct on how to use your senses to gain a better understanding of their habitats, diets and behaviours. A great way to learn about Singapore in a different light.
For budding mixologists: Singapore Sling Masterclass
The Singapore Sling was first shaken up sometime before 1915 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon, who was working at Long Bar in Raffles Hotel. The gin-based cocktail is undoubtedly the city’s most iconic drink. Learn all about its history and watch a live cocktail-making demonstration by the bartenders at Raffles, before you embark on crafting your own Sling. At the end of the session, you get to enjoy the Singapore Sling with a platter of satay and receive a certificate for your efforts.
Please check the establishments’ respective websites for opening hours as well as booking and seating requirements before visiting, and remember to adhere to safe-distancing measures while out and about.